Kate Hurley - Acupuncture in Naas, Co. Kildare Kate Hurley - Acupuncture in Naas, Co. Kildare

Conditions Treated

Acupuncture focuses on improving the well being of the patient as a whole and as such it can help people with a wide range of ailments.

The British acupuncture Council has compiled research documents into the effective treatment of acupuncture and currently lists a number of health conditions acupuncture can treat.

In addition the World Health Organisation (WHO) has a PDF of research (large file – see page 23 onwards) dedicated to Acupuncture, in particular they list the diseases or disorders for which acupuncture has been tested in controlled clinical trials:

Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
Biliary colic
Dysmenorrhoea, primary
Facial pain

Hypertension, essential
Induction of labour
Knee pain

Lower back pain
Malposition of fetus, correction of
Morning sickness
Nausea and vomiting
Neck pain
Pain in dentistry

Periarthritis of shoulder
Postoperative pain
Renal colic
Rheumatoid arthritis
Tennis elbow

For more information on whether acupuncture can help you, please contact Kate to discuss.

Pregnancy and Fertility

With considerable experience in the field I can be found on both the Zita West national network of affiliated acupuncturists, (the largest integrated reproductive health clinic in the UK) and on the Herts Acupuncture Childbirth Team (specialising in pregnancy, obstetric and fertility care).

The use of acupuncture in the treatment of fertility has grown dramatically in recent years.

It is used to treat both men and women, as its important to note that male infertility is a factor in 40-50% of cases.

Zita West describe how acupuncture has been shown to be effective in:

  • Regulating the menstrual cycle

  • Reducing stress by decreasing the activity of the sympathetic nervous system. High stress levels are associated with reduced chances of conceiving

  • Improving blood circulation to the pelvic organs, including the ovaries and uterus, allowing the reproductive organs to work to their full potential

  • Increasing blood circulation to the uterus ensures optimal endometrial thickness

  • Helping to trigger ovulation in some women with ovulatory dysfunction

  • Helping women with PCOS, endemetriosis, dysmenorrhea, pelvic inflammation

  • Improving sperm count, motility and structural abnormalities

Providing successful fertility treatment through acupuncture is something I strive for and find extremely rewarding because of the happiness it brings to patients.


Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is also known as cosmetic acupuncture. It is not a new fad, rather it comes from Chinese medicine which originated over 5000 years ago. It is a relatively painless, non-surgical method that may help reduce the signs of aging. It involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into parts of the face and body.

Kate has been taught facial rejuvenation by Jamie Hedger and Virginia Doran, two very experienced teachers and practitioners in facial rejuvenation.

For more information please follow the links below:

The video below is based in an American acupuncture clinic – and may help give a better idea of what facial rejuvenation acupuncture is:

Kate is a member of the Acupuncture Council of Ireland TCMCI and a member of the Zita West Network for fertility practitioners:

Acupuncture Council of Ireland TCMCI Zita West Fertility Treatment Network

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Kate Hurley - Acupuncture in Naas, Co. Kildare
Ashfield Lodge,
Co. Kildare
Phone: 045 874640
Phone: 087 2375371